Local clinics may study measles as cure for cancer

ST. LOUIS - There's fascinating health news out of the mayo clinic in Minnesota. Doctors say a woman with an incurable blood cancer is in remission because of a massive dose of the measles.

Stacy Erholtz battled multiple myeloma for ten years. Now, she's in remission. She became the first person to ever be injected with a massive dose of the dead measles virus, enough to vaccinate ten million people. Doctors say the virus attacks cancerous tumors, causing them to explode.

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The Mayo Clinic says it will now inject more patients with the hopes for FDA approval in four years.

Washington University already has a phase one clinic that is capable of testing to see if the measles treatment is safe and St. Louis University will have a phase one clinic in the next six to twelve months.

The Cancer Support Community in St. Louis has provided cancer survivors with education and emotional support to handle the fight against cancer.

Sheila Glazer, 64, is a cancer survivor. She is also a part of the support community. She says huge medical milestones like the measles vaccine gives her and other cancer survivors hope.


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